I recently read an article that says you should detox from store bought deodorant for several weeks before switching to a natural (DIY) kind. It can cause irritation and other problems. When I first tried this recipe 3 or 4 months ago, two days later I was inflamed and itchy.
So here we go!
Update January 17th, 2019
This homemade deodorant is awesome!!! No irritation!! I guess it goes to show to take several weeks without deodorant before trying a DIY kind.
So I emptied one of my old deodorants from its case. Put the deodorant in a container marked, Hazard. As those cleaning and beauty products are not supposed to be disposed in your house hold garbage. Good question here: why do we lather ourselves in hazardous products?!
Once emptied I let the case and other parts soak I warm soapy water. They got a good scrubbing with an old toothbrush and paintbrush in hard to reach areas. Though, I could not take away the old product smell.
Once dried, I put the case back together and and unwinded it so the inside platform was at the bottom of the case. Then I scooped my homemade deodorant inside, gently pushing it to the bottom. Once full pack it gently so it is well compressed. Put on the cover and your good to go!
The coconut oil melts quickly once applied, so I recommend half turns of the deodorant stick, so you don’t get an overabundance of product.
You could easily must skip the deodorant case and store the product in a container and apply with your fingers.
Also, if your shirt rubs on the product, you will get white smudges on the clothing, which can be washed.
Update, January 24, 2019
DIY deodorant still a go!! Super happy!